Metal and glass, we were warned. Oh yes, how we were warned, by everyone who has taken Advanced Techniques in the past. If there’s one thing they all say it’s that metal and glass are the foreboding monster that keeps photoj kids up at night. But I love the studio (perhaps a little too much, is that possible?) so any time spent in there no matter how tedious is always a good time to me.
Alot of this shoot involved doing a lot adjusting and troubleshooting in the studio — adding sheets to diffuse the bottom light under the light stand, adding a snoot on the rose, adding gaffers tape to gobo the snoot, adding a gold reflector on the left side on the light stand to add more detail to the rose and add to the “magical” look of the vase and constantly rearranging where the rose petals were tossed. The hardest part was capturing the rose petals, they don’t like to go in the direction you want them to.
Beauty and the Beast